Horizon Perfekt: The Perfekt Camera for the Upcoming Holiday Season!

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Capturing the holiday feeling on one single frame has never been easier. See how the Horizon Perfekt can be the perfekt camera to document your holidays.

Ever wondered how to capture all the wonderful lights adorning the city during the holiday season on a single frame. You can even throw in the hustle and bustle of Christmas markets in that mix. Well the Horizon Perfekt is just perfekt for this and I strongly recommend it for shooting in low light conditions and to those who love a different kind of format to their 35mm film pictures.

Credits: dop

The above picture of one of the coolest Viennese Christmas Markets (THE place to hang out during winter and sip your favorite hot beverage) is what started my love affair with the Horizon Perfekt. Randomly getting my hands on this camera last winter, I just went out for an after-work “Glühwein”; having the camera with me I started giving it a try. Since then, the Horizon Perfekt became one of my favorite cameras.

Credits: dop

What will immediately make you fall in love with this camera (at least that’s what it was for me) is its super wide-angle glass lens that enables you to capture a full view of 120 degrees. The result: crystal clear panoramic pictures that are bursting with color and contrast and will simply take your breath away (even on an overcast day or at night – main shooting conditions at this time of the year.)

Credits: dop

As if this wasn’t already enough, you can completely control the aperture and shutter with the Horizon Perfekt. It comes extremely handy when shooting on long winter nights. You can set the aperture as open as f/2.8 and go as slow as 1/2 seconds for the shutter speed — capturing all the city lights to brighten up your pictures. Combined with a 400 ISO color negative film (you don’t even need to go as high as 800 ISO, keeping the grain at a lower level,) all you need to do is hold the camera steadily and fire away.

Credits: dop

The Horizon is also great for B&W cityscapes. It highlights the wonderful architecture and hectic city life in a way that few cameras can do. For the below set, I loaded the Horizon with Lomography Lady Grey 400 ISO film, which is great for its flexible ISO and very low grain. The results reminded me why I fell in love with this camera in the first place.

Credits: dop

The only downside of the camera is maybe its weight although I think that this allows for a firm grip and adds to the robust feel of a well built camera.

So this winter, the Horizon Perfekt is sure to be my trusty companion again. I can hardly wait to get one of these pictures enlarged and printed, making for a unique and beautiful Christmas gift.

Oh, I almost forgot. This goes without mention, the Horizon is also great for shooting outside the city limits, but did you know that established photographers like Jérôme Tanon also uses the Horizon to capture amazing snow shredding on film?

via Onboard Magazine

This camera’s limit depends only on your imagination.

written by dop on 2013-11-16 in #reviews

3 Comments

  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    great article! I love Horizon Perfekt!! :D

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    PERFECTLY PERFEKT ARTICLE

  3. dop
    dop ·

    thank you guys!! @adi_totp @hervinsyah

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